Ashanti Region: 3 dead, others injured in crash on Kumasi-Obuasi road

Three persons have been confirmed dead and ten others injured in a crash on the Kumasi-Obuasi road in the Ashanti Region. The accident happened on Friday, July 16, 2021, after a Toyota Tundra vehicle collided with a taxi at Afoaka junction on the section of the road.

According to eyewitnesses, the Toyota Tundra vehicle with registration number, AS 4275-21, after colliding with the taxi hit two other commercial vehicles parked on the shoulders of the road with passengers on board.

The driver of the taxi and one other female passenger in one of the commercial vehicles died on the spot. Another female passenger also died upon arrival at St. Peter’s Catholic Hospital.

A medical doctor at the St. Peter’s Catholic Hospital, Dr. Adai Aboagye said two persons died while three others are currently on admission at the facility.

“We received 5 casualties and out of that we have two fatalities. One person died on the spot and so was brought in dead. The other person, a woman over the age of 60 also passed away at the emergency unit. The other casualties are quite stable, and they are being monitored.”

He said other casualties may have been sent to surrounding health facilities, but he cannot confirm the numbers.

One female and one male who died and has been sent to the morgue. Meanwhile, police at Jacobu have confirmed three deaths and ten injuries. The bodies of the deceased persons have since been deposited at the morgue, awaiting autopsy.

It’s unfortunate, may the souls of the departed rest I peace. The families of these victims are the ones to suffer most too. They have to deal with unexpected news as these.

The drivers on our road erh, the least said the best. I don’t really know what they drink or eat before sitting behind the wheel. They drive ad if though there’s no death at all.

95% of our road carnages areally from the incompetent attitude of drivers :both commercial and private. They kill with their eyes clearly opened to the act . Corona has been around for about two years now but compare the death rate of covid and road accidents and see. Hmm